The '''American Psychiatric Association''' ('''APA''') is the main professional organization
s and trainee psychiatrists in the United States
, and the largest Psychiatry|psychiatric
organization in the world.
Its some 36,000
members are mainly United States|American
but some are international. The association publishes various journals and pamphlets, as well as the ''Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
'' (DSM). The DSM codifies psychiatric conditions and is used worldwide as a guide for diagnosing disorders.
The organization has its headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia
, in the United States.
[[http://www.psychiatry.org/contact-us-for-help/contact-us "Contact Us"]. American Psychiatric Association. Retrieved on September 6, 2012. "American Psychiatric Association 1000 Wilson Boulevard Suite 1825 Arlington, VA 22209"]